Teams rebuild through the NBA draft to get better, especially when a team has a lottery pick.
Every year, 16 of the NBA's 30 teams earn a trip to the NBA playoffs—the other 14 earn a trip to the NBA draft lottery.
The 14 lottery teams are looking for that franchise-changing player.
This season's lottery entrants ranged from the seemingly hopeless—seven-win Charlotte Bobcats—to the Houston Rockets—who finished over .500 and still missed the cut for the postseason.
With high expectations, 12 teams (Portland and New Orleans had two picks each) looked to turn their franchise around with strong selections.
Let's see how they did.